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News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« US to investigate imported thermoplastic encapsulated electric motors for potential patent violations | Main | ZAF Energy nickel zinc battery in field testing with truck manufacturer » Transphorm Inc. is showcasing its recently announced second-generation, AEC-Q101 qualified GaN FET—the industry’s first automotive-grade GaN technology—at the 2017 Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Europe expo. Transphorm’s automotive GaN FET, the TPH3205WSBQA, offers an on-resistance of 49 milliOhms (mΩ) in an industry standard TO-247 package. The part initially targets on-board charger (OBC) and DC to DC systems for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEV). Today, OBCs are uni-directional (AC to DC) using standard boost topologies. However, being that GaN FETs are bi-directional by nature, they become the perfect fit for the bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC) topology. A bi-directional OBC can then be designed with GaN to reduce the number of silicon (Si) devices, weight and overall system cost of today’s solution. When compared to incumbent tech such as superjunction MOSFETs, IGBTs and Silicon Carbide (SiC), Transphorm’s GaN attributes include:


News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

GOLETA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the 2017 Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Europe expo, Transphorm Inc., the leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors, will demonstrate high voltage GaN’s momentum in the market. Various displays will exhibit the advantages of Transphorm’s high voltage GaN FETs when used in power electronics systems including power supplies, servo motors and photovoltaic inverters. Further, the company will showcase its recently announced AEC-Q101 qualified GaN FET—the industry’s first automotive-grade GaN technology. Transphorm’s PCIM showcase will be hosted in the HY-LINE Power Components booth [9-525]. Additional demos will be displayed in the GLYN GmbH & Co. booth [9-301]. Transphorm will also lead an educational session on high voltage GaN design methods. Meetings with a team member during PCIM, can be scheduled here. Session: GaN – Design, EMC and Measurement Speaker: Philip Zuk, Senior Director of Technical Marketing Date/Time: Wednesday, May 17 @ 14:30 Location: Hall 6, Booth 143 3.5kW Integrated Half-Bridge Module Preview: Transphorm’s easy-to-use surface mount half-bridge module is designed to simplify PCB layout and shorten design time. Transphorm will soon offer this module as a building block for bridgeless totem-pole, half-bridge, full-bridge and LLC topologies. Industry’s First GaN Servo Motor: Targeting 100W to 400W applications, the Yaskawa integrated servo motor uses Transphorm’s GaN FETs to increase system power density and efficiency, to simplify system architecture, and to deliver a dramatic reduction in system size. Industry’s First GaN Redundant Power Supply: Targeting 500W applications, the Telcodium redundant AC power supply uses Transphorm’s TPH3206PS and TPH3202PS GaN FETs to increase efficiency and power density while dramatically reducing standby power (to less than 1W) and internal temperature yields. Industry’s First GaN AC-DC Power Supply with Bridgeless Totem-Pole PFC: Targeting 3kW applications, the Bel Power TET3000 uses Transphorm’s TPH3205WS to achieve 80 Plus Titanium efficiency while reducing system size to meet a 1U design. High Voltage GaN Reference Design Previews: Attendees will have an opportunity to see Transphorm’s 4.2kW PV Inverter (DC to DC, DC to AC) and 3.3kW Totem-Pole PFC reference designs, slated for release later this year. These products exemplify one type of customer design resource provided by Transphorm’s recently announced Silicon Valley Center of Excellence. Welcome to the GaN Revolution! Transphorm is a global semiconductor company, leading the GaN Revolution with the highest performance, highest reliability GaN devices for high voltage power conversion applications. To ensure this, Transphorm deploys its unique vertically-integrated business approach that leverages the industry’s most experienced GaN engineering team at every development stage: design, fabrication, device and application support. This approach, backed by one of the industry’s largest IP portfolios with over 600 patents, has yielded the industry’s only JEDEC- and AEC-Q101-qualified GaN FETs. Transphorm’s innovations are moving power electronics beyond the limitations of silicon to achieve over 99 percent efficiency, 40 percent more power density and 20 percent lower system cost. Join the revolution at transphormusa.com and follow us @transphormusa.


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beck Technology, leading software and service firm for the commercial construction industry, announced that the national design-build firm The Korte Company has selected DESTINI® Estimator software to provide intelligent estimating technology for its estimators and team members through a three-year enterprise licensing agreement. The Korte Company is an industry leader and advocate of design-build project delivery, a project environment proven to require a more collaborative toolset when working with both the owner and the design team. As The Korte Company moved to this model, workflow challenges emerged that the firm’s legacy estimating technology was unable to address. Workflow bottlenecks occurred when moving from the conceptual phase to a more detailed phase of estimating, and Korte’s estimating team was under pressure to respond more quickly to design changes from owners. Although The Korte Company had been using its existing system for the past decade, the firm recognized the value in moving to a more collaborative toolset that will allow the company to enhance its growth. “We believe that Beck Technology will provide the service and the product we need to be successful,” says Jason Mantle, chief operating officer of The Korte Company. “One of our business requirements was to gain a support system that would listen, change, and grow with us, providing the product that will make us the most efficient we can be as technologies and systems change. As a truly integrated design-build firm, we also need to take advantage of the 3D modeling that our design department gives us. With DESTINI Estimator, I think we will see increased utilization of the information that we have today in our design department, as well as a more efficient takeoff and estimate setup method.” Based in St. Louis, The Korte Company has been a “power user” of Beck Technology’s companion software for 5D modeling and estimating, DESTINI Profiler, since 2015. Using DESTINI Profiler on a daily basis to conceptualize and estimate projects in the early preconstruction phase, The Korte Company has been able to improve communication with owners and win work. “With both DESTINI Profiler and DESTINI Estimator on board, Korte can now significantly reduce the number of steps and time taken to align a project vision with the project cost,” noted Stewart Carroll, chief operating officer for Beck Technology. “The world is moving to more LEAN methods, and Korte’s use of the DESTINI suite supports both the target value design approach and more traditional preconstruction methods in a single platform. Because DESTINI products are designed to work seamlessly together, Korte will have a much more integrated design and bid process. That’s a win for their preconstruction team, as well as Korte’s clients, who will get more value out of the preconstruction process at every stage.” When The Korte Company began its software exploration process to replace its outdated estimating software, DESTINI Estimator was one of several products the firm wanted to investigate. The company sent a team to Beck Technology’s Dallas office for a hands-on, intensive exploration, which included a demonstration of Estimator along with hands-on training that helped build consensus for an enterprisewide implementation. “The success that Korte has had with Profiler provided a high level of trust with the Korte executive team, and they agreed to move forward into the implementation planning phase,” says Tyler Barron, account executive with Beck Technology. “During this phase, Doug Maiden, our manager of professional services, introduced an innovative, collaborative approach to implementation planning to help Korte ensure a seamless rollout and take full advantage of Estimator’s extensive capabilities. We were also happy to coordinate client-specific terms in the agreement to better meet Korte’s needs.” Developed with crowd-sourced input from estimators, features of the DESTINI Estimator platform include: The Korte Company is a national design-build construction company that manages more than $250 million of construction volume every year. Founded in 1958, the firm has offices in Missouri, Illinois, Nevada, and Oklahoma, and has completed projects in 43 states and counting. The innovation behind Beck Technology stems from DESTINI: design estimation integration initiative. DESTINI Profiler and DESTINI Estimator share a common cost database schema, allowing companies to manage a single database platform for both conceptual and detailed estimating. DESTINI Profiler outputs can be opened in DESTINI Estimator and form the basis of the downstream estimating process. Alternatively, DESTINI Estimator can be used from the beginning of the project through project completion. Beck Technology empowers the AEC industry to make smarter choices through innovative software solutions and expert consulting. Clients, ranging from government agencies to Fortune 500 companies as well as local, regional, and global construction firms, count on Beck Technology tools to conceptualize and estimate projects with unmatched speed, precision, and customization. Beck Technology’s DESTINI Profiler software is in use by 40 percent of the ENR Top 400 General Contractors and its DESTINI Estimator software is the only purpose-built platform created exclusively for architects, owners, and developers. Visit www.beck-technology.com, call 888-835-7778, or follow @BeckTechnology.


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News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« Transphorm showcasing new automotive-grade AEC-Q101-qualified GaN FET for PHEVs and EVs | Main | DOE: 58% of BEV sales in US in 2016 were large cars and standard SUVs; PHEVS mainly compact and midsize » ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (ZAF), developer of a rechargeable Nickel Zinc (NiZn) battery, announced that it is in field testing with a leading US manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, and defense vehicles. The testing began in Q1 2017 with ZAF passing the manufacturer’s rigid battery performance testing requirements and is currently in field tests that will end in the third quarter of 2017. The field tests will put the NiZn batteries through real world operational situations such as high-temperature use, regenerative braking, and extended use in a Class 8 sleeper truck. During the testing, four ZAF NiZn batteries will take on the same workload as the eight lead acid batteries that are typically used in eighteen-wheel commercial long haul trucks. The reduction in the number of batteries translates to an estimated weight savings of 480 pounds. ZAF’s system also fully supports 10-hour cycles for mandatory rest periods, regenerative braking, removes the need for engine driven accessories, and eliminates the possibility of alternator failures. The NiZn battery also reduces life cycle maintenance costs by 50% due to idle reduction. ZAF is now heavily engaged with several large multi-national trucking companies, further proving the significant value opportunity we create for our partners and customers through value-added battery solutions. We believe that our battery technology can remove certain barriers from outdated battery chemistries that are impairing the trucking industry to enable the electrification of next generation trucks and drive improved fuel efficiency. ZAF’s nickel-zinc battery weighs significantly less yet yields twice the storage capacity and three times the power of the conventional lead-acid batteries that are used for commercial trucking, start-stop delivery vehicles, and deep-cycle industrial and recreational applications. On a life cost per kilowatt-hour basis, it is half the cost of lead acid.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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U.S. CAD, an AEC technology consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner, has been designated with the Autodesk Construction Specialization as of April 3rd, 2017—making U.S. CAD the first Autodesk partner globally to be recognized for their commitment to construction excellence. Achieving the Construction Specialization validates U.S. CAD’s expertise in construction trends and challenges. The new specialization allows U.S. CAD to more efficiently service construction teams of all sizes who are seeking project management solutions such as Autodesk BIM 360 Glue, Autodesk BIM 360 Field, Autodesk BIM 360 Plan, and Autodesk BIM 360 Docs. Furthermore, U.S. CAD provides technical support and services to help construction firms and builders successfully implement BIM throughout the project lifecycle. “We are proud to be the first construction-specialized Autodesk Platinum Partner in the world,” states Daniel J. Counts, CEO of U.S. CAD. “With offices in multiple states, our team is able to help clients understand the impact of global industry trends on the local construction markets. U.S. CAD is dedicated to providing best-in-class service, technology and expertise to our customers, and we are excited to bring this commitment to construction teams nationwide.” U.S. CAD offers free Discovery Meetings for contractors and builders seeking help with mitigating project risk, increasing efficiencies, and improving project quality. To request a free Discovery Meeting, visit http://www.uscad.com. About U.S. CAD U.S. CAD is a full-service technology consultant for the architecture, engineering, construction, and infrastructure industries—connecting companies with the software, hardware, training, production, and consulting they need to win more, produce more, and achieve more. From BIM software to 3D laser scanning and drones, customers are able to address their specific needs with the guidance and expertise of the U.S. CAD team. U.S. CAD is an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Bluebeam Platinum Partner, and also a member of the Leica, 3D Robotics, Panzura, CADLearning, CGS Tools, and Twinmotion partner networks. For more information, visit http://www.uscad.com or call (877) 648-7223. Autodesk, the Autodesk logo and BIM 360 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.


News Article | April 28, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

The cutting-edge provider of visual ideation and collaboration tools, Hoylu, today announced 2.2 MSEK in orders from Suffolk, one of the largest construction companies in the US. Suffolk is a general building and contracting company that provides pre-construction, construction management, general contracting and design-build services nation-wide. Construction projects include both new construction and renovations in the hospitality, education, residential, healthcare, assisted living, public works, entertainment, retail and commercial market sectors. The orders are for 7 HuddlewallsTM.  The Huddlewall features workstation performance and additional screen real estate for reviewing CAD files, editing blueprints, running web applications for LEAN planning or annotating brainstorming sessions with pen-based interaction. Finding an effective way for teams to interact while viewing 3D models of complex buildings and conducting LEAN planning is a high priority within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) community. The orders will be delivered by Q2, 2017. "Suffolk's vision is to transform the construction experience by building smart," said Chris Mayer, Chief Innovation Officer, Suffolk. "By adding sophisticated new tools and technologies such as the Huddlewall to our toolbox, we will be able to manage our projects with more efficiencies, provide clients a more predictable and enjoyable experience, and revolutionize our industry." "Many construction companies have tried using smart boards to help facilitate team collaboration, but run into software limitations. The Huddlewall runs all the applications that AEC firms typically use, such as Touchplan.io, Synchro or Navis-works, tools they can now use on a huge display in a big room," says Andrew Jamison, Vice President of Sales US at Hoylu. Suffolk Suffolk is leading the transformation of the construction industry with high-performing people, innovative processes and cutting-edge technologies that boosts predictability, accelerate schedules, eliminate costs and minimize waste. For more information visit: www.suffolk.com Hoylu AB Hoylu delivers solutions for presentation, ideation and collaboration that focus on enhancing the user experience. The company's main area of interest is software for Creative Collaboration, combined with intuitive input and display technologies.This includes technologies for remote collaboration, Internet of Things and for connecting workspaces in different locations together, with the objective of simplifying work processes while improving productivity and creativity. For more information: www.hoylu.com  or visit www.introduce.se/foretag/hoylu For more information, please contact Stein Revelsby, CEO at Hoylu +1 213 440 2499 Email: sr@hoylu.com Karl Wiersholm, CFO at Hoylu +1 425 829 2316 Email: kw@hoylu.com Publication This information is information that Hoylu AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at (8:30) CET on April 28th 2017


MALVERN, Pa., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced a new AEC-Q200 qualified inductor that is the industry’s first to offer a continuous current rating of 125 A. For automotive and industrial applications, the Vishay Dale IHXL-2000VZ-5A features a 190 A saturation current for 20 % inductance reduction and continuous high temperature operation to +155 °C. Mounting options for the device include through-hole, solder, welded, or bolt-on. The device released today is optimized for electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), solar, and wind power applications. With dimensions of 50.8 mm by 50.8 mm by 21.5 mm, the IHXL-2000VZ-5A’s 2000 case size is the largest available for a composite inductor. The inductor features an effective filtering frequency range up to SRF (13.1 MHz for 2.2 µH), very low DCR down to 0.21 mΩ typical, and nominal inductance of 2.2 µH, with additional inductance values to be offered in the future. The IHXL-2000VZ-5A handles high transient current spikes without hard saturation. Packaged in a 100 % lead (Pb)-free shielded, composite construction that reduces buzz noise to ultra low levels, the inductor is specified for an operating temperature range of -55 °C to +155 °C, with high resistance to thermal shock, moisture, and mechanical shock. The device is RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green. Samples and production quantities of the IHXL-2000VZ-5A are available now, with lead times of 12 to 14 weeks for large orders. Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com. Share it on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=.@vishayindust AEC-Q200 inductor is industry’s first with 125 A continuous current rating - https://goo.gl/UdkCqC


News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

GOLETA, Kalifornien--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Auf der Messe Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Europa 2017 wird Transphorm Inc., der führende Entwickler und Hersteller von JEDEC-Normen entsprechenden 650-V-Galliumnitrid (GaN)-Halbleitern, demonstrieren, welche Dynamik Hochspannungs-GaNs auf dem Markt entwickeln. Verschiedene Exponate werden die Vorteile der Hochspannungs-GaN-FETs von Transphorm demonstrieren, die in Leistungselektronik, wie beispielsweise Stromversorgungen, Servomotoren und Photovoltaik-Wechselrichtern eingesetzt werden. Darüber hinaus wird das Unternehmen seinen vor Kurzem bekannt gegebenen nach AEC-Q101 qualifizierten GaN-FET ausstellen – die erste für den Einsatz in Fahrzeugen zugelassene GaN-Technologie der Branche. Die PCIM-Demonstration von Transphorm kann am Stand der HY-LINE-Leistungskomponenten [9-525]besichtigt werden. Weitere Demos finden am Stand von GLYN GmbH & Co. [9-301]statt. Vorschau auf Hochspannungs-GaN-Referenzdesigns: Teilnehmer werden Gelegenheit haben, die neuen Referenzdesigns für den 4,2-kW-PV-Inverter (DC in DC, DC in AC) und den 3,3-kW-Totem-Pole-PFC von Transphorm zu sehen, die später im Jahr herauskommen werden. Diese Produkte verkörpern eine Art von Kundendesignressource, die aus dem vor Kurzem von Transphorm bekannt gegebenen Silicon Valley Center of Excellence stammt. Transphorm ist ein globales Halbleiterunternehmen, das vollständig auf die Bereitstellung von Galliumnitrid(GaN)-Komponenten höchster Qualität und höchster Zuverlässigkeit für Anwendungen zur Hochspannungswandlung ausgerichtet ist. Um dies zu gewährleisten, setzt Transphorm seinen einzigartigen, vertikal integrierten Ansatz ein, bei dem in jeder Phase das erfahrenste GaN-Entwicklungsteam dem Branche zum Zuge kommt, und zwar in Konstruktion, Fertigung sowie Geräte- und Applikationsintegrationdesign. Dieser Ansatz, unterstützt durch das bisher größte IP-Portfolio der Branche mit über 600 einzigartigen Patenten, hat die einzigen JEDEC- und AEC-Q101-qualifizierten GaN-FETs der Branche hervorgebracht. Die Innovationen von Transphorm bewegen die Leistungselektronik über die Grenzen von Silizium hinaus, um über 99 % Wirkungsgrad zu erzielen, den Energieverlust um mehr als 40 % und die Systemkosten um 20 % zu reduzieren. Schließen Sie sich der Revolution an unter transphormusa.com und folgen Sie uns unter @transphormusa.


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Future of ASEAN, Forecast to 2025" country profile to their offering. ASEAN's GDP is forecast to increase from $2.4 Trillion in 2015 to $5.2 Trillion in 2025, largely due to the ongoing implementation of the AEC. This study examines the potential contributions of this integration to regional growth by analysing the impact of various Mega Trends and expanding on the predictions for each sector. It also analyses the new growth drivers and the areas of innovation most likely to seen in ASEAN until 2025. The study's time frame is from 2015 to 2025. ASEAN, at the current level of economic growth, is poised to become the fourth-largest market after EU, US, and Chinaby 2030, supported by increased skilled workforce, abundant natural resources, and favourable geographic location for trade and commerce. The huge regional economic integration of ASEAN would make ASEAN a single market and production base and create free movement of goods, services and labour like the European Union. This will boost the intra-regional trade both within ASEAN and among emerging Asia's economies which will raise the economic growth levels. - What are the major Mega Trends the region will see in the next 10 years? - What would be the impact of these Mega Trends on the economy and businesses of ASEAN? - How the integration of ASEAN economy will impact the economy and business of the region - What are the future prospects of this region that would lead to attract more global investments and market attention? - Extensive research covering 11 Mega Trends that would have the most significant impact on ASEAN - Each Mega Trend further divided into sub-trends to identify region-wise opportunities for investments in various sectors - A macro-to-micro analysis to understand the unmet needs or inherent business opportunities in relevant industries - Implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community and its predicted effects of the economy of the region - The Top 10 companies in ASEAN, in several sectors, including finance, manufacturing, telecommunication, O&G, mining and food production - Economy and Trade: The expected growth in ASEAN economy as a result of regional integration, Foreign direct investment, foreign trade agreements, the forecast economic outlook of ASEAN nations until 2025 - Manufacturing: Contribution of manufacturing to ASEAN's economy, the shift of manufacturing interest from China to ASEAN, the changing face of manufacturing in ASEAN as a result of technological advances, the growth of the Greater Mekong Sub region - Digital trends: Connectivity in ASEAN, Internet economy, mobile economy, effects of an increasing digital population on businesses in ASEAN - Future of Aviation: Open skies policy as a result of AEC, Airport traffic outlook, Aviation revenue - Health and wellness: ASEAN healthcare revenue growth, healthcare opportunities, healthcare policies, healthcare services disparity across the region, healthcare IT trends Top Facts on the Future of ASEAN - ASEAN Middle Class-363M people or 52% of the Population by 2025 - ASEAN Online Retail Sector to be Boosted by Increased Connectivity - ASEAN Mega Regions-3 Mega Regions to Emerge in ASEAN by 2025 For more information about this country profile visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/srj8gs/future_of_asean

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